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Frankenthaler: The Woodcuts
Widely considered one of the most important contemporary artists, Helen Frankenthaler is internationally celebrated brated for her role in the development of Color Field painting and for her exquisite color-saturated canvases. This publication is the first devoted to Frankenthaler's woodcuts: a body of work that represents a singular achievement by an American printer. Pub ...more
Hardcover, 115 pages
Published June 26th 2003 by Naples Museum of Art
(first published July 2002)
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Helen Frankenthaler, who died recently, was primarily a painter. But from the 60s into the present century she worked with various print media. Her woodcut prints were extremely innovative, rendering woodcuts that looked like her abstract canvases. This is the part I don't quite get. Making these prints was a very difficult process. She twisted and tweaked the process to achieve the same effects as in her paintings. Did the effort exceed the results? In some cases I would say yes, although other ...more